Coles makes a bold choice in Jeff Kennett

Coles' appointment of Jeff Kennett as the independent arbiter between the chain and its suppliers shows it is taking criticisms about its dealings with suppliers very seriously.

Whether the appointment of Jeff Kennett to oversee Coles’ new supplier charter reflects the perceived duress the two major supermarket chains are under or if it is simply good corporate and business practice, it is a sensible response to the distrust that has emerged from suppliers as the chains have sought to improve their productivity.

The new Coles charter will regulate the relationships Coles has with farmers, food processors and its other suppliers and provide a framework for dealing with and escalating any disputes they have with the chain.

{{content.question}}

{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'SMS Code Sent…' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
Mastercard

The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles